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The University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students' high-quality academic work is being recognized, the campus community is impacting the world around it, and the university is growing toward providing a better educational experience for all. The Office of the Provost is committed to advancing and promoting this academic excellence. 

Read UofSC's Recent Academic Excellence News

Check out the most recent examples of academic excellence from across campus.

CEC's Summer Start program builds community, paves way to success for first-generation students

About 150 first-generation, first-year students attend the College of Engineering and Computing each year, and a three-week residential experience during the summer is designed to support first-generation students' transitions to university life.

Nationally ranked living learning communities transforming undergraduate experiences

Living-learning communities are one of the many opportunities offered by USC to provide students with a meaningful undergraduate experience. Incoming students can apply for or be invited to one of seven faculty-led living learning communities, which create an intentional space for students to engage passions ranging from health science to music to engineering, all within their own living spaces.

Solving the unanswered questions

As a new faculty member at USC, Stanley Ling hopes to use simulations to address fundamental questions about physics that are still troubling engineers — those questions that have not been resolved by repeatedly reproducing physical results in a laboratory.

USC launching new supply chain certificate program to help South Carolinians with career advancement

The university will offer a Certified Supply Chain Certificate training program beginning in early 2023. The certificate program is an opportunity for individuals working in the supply chain industry to increase their knowledge and expertise in the field of supply chain management.

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